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The long-term impact of unexploded bombs in Laos

The long-term impact of unexploded bombs in Laos

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Why motorbikes are vital in Cambodia

Why motorbikes are vital in Cambodia

When you exit the tourist trail in Cambodia, you enter a world completely unreachable by car. Villages in remote areas are connected by narrow, rugged tracks that wind through mountains, jungles and…

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Thant’s making the most of his second chance

Thant’s making the most of his second chance

At 10 years old, Thant (pictured above) faced a decision that no Grade 5 student should have to make. He had to decide whether he wanted to stay in a school where he was routinely caned for…

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Canals feed 500 rural families in Vietnam

Canals feed 500 rural families in Vietnam

Nhung recalls the constant struggle of trying to raise a family-of-six on a small farm with an unreliable water source. “We could grow only one rice crop per year on half of the land while the…

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Combatting youth unemployment in Cambodia

Combatting youth unemployment in Cambodia

“I was just like a frog in a well. I could not see the world, just the sky above me,” says 24-year-old Kdeb from rural Cambodia. Youth unemployment is a major problem in Cambodia, especially…

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